Model: Performance Tights
Category: English Casual Apparel
Purchase: I bought my first pair of these new at Equus Now! for $70. I wanted a good pair of schooling tights. I liked them so much that I bought four more (used and a slightly older style) off of eBay for around $20 each.
Likes: These breeches are absolutely the most comfortable ones I've ever had. The 4-way stretch really does make a difference. I like my breeches very tight, so that I can move as freely as possible. Most breeches only stretch to a certain point and then stop, so you feel stuck. These really stretch to accommodate any leg position you're capable of!
Dislikes: My only real complaint about the new pair is the waistband. I love the 2" waistband, as I don't feel like it digs into my stomach like some breeches can. But the elastic inside isn't fastened at all, so it tends to twist around a little when you put them on. It's easy to readjust, though. On the old ones, I wish they had the 2" waistband, but the one they have is still better than most breeches.
Quality: I've probably ridden in these breeches 8 times and they still look new. The knee patches seem very durable. My only worry is that the material is very thin. But, I haven't worn them enough to really be able to tell whether it will hold up. On the older ones (which have seen LOTS of wear from both me and the person who owned them before me) are starting to pill a little bit where by butt and inner thighs hit the saddle. They seem like they will hold up for a long time to come, though.
Summary: Overall, these are great tights. I won't buy any other kind for schooling. Kerrits just makes a great breech.
Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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